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Baby tree is a "quadruple" brewed with a single strain of Belgian yeast. While a commonly used style name on the internet, "quadruple" isnít in fact a style name at all but a brand of beer produced by La Trappe in the Netherlands. Its found a common usage as a cover-all for the darkest and strongest beers produced by Trappist monks, mainly because they havenít named them themselves. Two Belgian brewers use the term "Abt", Flemish for "Abbot". Historically the best beer made in an abbey (by the Cistercians/Trappists at least) was referred to in Latin simply as "prima melior". This has also become a brand name in recent years.Our "quadruple" benefits from the addition of 40lbs of dried California plums in the kettle - hopefully contributing to the overall dark-fruit character of the beer. Itís a dark, 8.6% beer..."Baby Tree" is Pretty Thingsí first seasonal beer.

Brewed and bottled by Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Inc. at Buzzards Bay. Previously brewed at Paper City. Not a Paper City or Buzzards Bay brand beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (314) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Had on tap at Deep Ellum in Boston. Dark amber in color with a nice fluffy white head. Nice aroma of dark fruits, bread, candy, banana and carmel. Taste is of raisons, plums, roasted malts, carmel and toffee. Creamy mouthful, no detection of alcohol, easy to drink. Very enjoyable and would recommend to others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1490) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2014
Cervesa complexa, tant en aroma com en gust es noten diferents matissos, recomanable beure-la lentament. Cerveza compleja, tanto en aroma como en sabor se notan diferentes matices, recomendable beberla lentamente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
siennaemerson (19) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1753) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
Tap @ Torst. Served a fraction warm but to be fair allowed the flavours to fully come out. Plenty of malt driven sweetness, cooked fruits and a little spice to finish. All very classical and text book. No surprise that this is a little cleaner than a typical Belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (452) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
66 cl bottle, thanks to Lukasmh! Clear brown with a small, white head. Aroma has lots of Belgian esters, prunes, dates, figs, licorice, vinous alcohol. Taste has sweet, fruity flavors up front, some bitter, toasted malts, alcohol, dry and sweet finish. Pretty full body and medium carb. Not bad! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (213) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown mahogany with small beige head. Aroma is big on dried dark fruits. Caramel and mollasses. Slight toast and eatery. Taste is sweet dried fruits, malty caramel. Some anis and liquorice in the end. Nice American take on quad. Smooth body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3548) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Sweet smell with caramel, roasted sugar and dried fruit. Similar taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (501) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2014
The plum flavor is very prominent. Has a beautiful aroma and smooth to drink. Just a little funky in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Serving: Bottle at Birch & Barley. It pours a dark cola like color with a dense, lasting head. There is a bit of stone fruit in the nose with some Belgian yeast esters. The flavor is a little sweet with notes of raisin, a little date, yeast, dark caramel, and candy sugar. It doesnít have the depth of flavor or the robust mouthfeel of some the better Belgian quads. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kirk36 (149) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Woozy!!! Lovely plums! This is a fruity quad. A bit dry. Straight rocket warmth to the brain. Sweet and playful. A bit wine like if not carbonated. Bitter after. Dark and deep brown. Small head. Lovely. Just lovely. A great starter quad for the uneducated. �� ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"pretty good beer - but for a quad, a little under what ií hoped. sweet candy-like aroma and flavor. very malty, almost sticky, which can work for the style, but it was one dimensional for sure. not enough belgian yeast coming through, and i thought it tasted a little too much like another beer or two of theres...so maybe iím looking for less house flavor and more difference between styles. still nice after all that :)"

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